Wentz completed 26 of 40 passes for 306 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in the Eagles' 38-20 loss to the Vikings on Sunday. He also rushed twice for 23 yards.
Wentz put up a fantasy-friendly line in the loss, overcoming a very slow start in the first quarter and ultimately eclipsing the 300-yard mark for the first time since the opener against the Redskins. The fourth-year quarterback also got his completion percentage over 60.0 percent for the first time since the opening contest of the campaign, and he did so while notching four completions of at least 20 yards to four different pass catchers. Wentz and the Eagles are back down to .500 with Sunday's loss, and they'll look to log their fourth win of the season in an NFC East showdown versus the Cowboys in Week 7.
Wentz completed 17 of 29 passes for 189 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-6 win over the Jets. He added five yards on two rushing attempts.
Wentz was expected to carve up New York's vulnerable secondary, but he was kept in check outside of an 11-yard touchdown to Zach Ertz 37 seconds before halftime. The quarterback wasn't asked to do much after that, as the defense scored two touchdowns and Philadelphia maintained control throughout with third-stringer Luke Falk failing to lead the Jets to a competitive performance. Wentz will face a tougher matchup when the Eagles travel to Minnesota in Week 6, but he also should get more opportunities to throw with the game expected to be more competitive.
Wentz completed 16 of 27 passes for 160 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in the Eagles' 34-27 win over the Packers on Thursday. He also rushed six times for 13 yards.
The Eagles predictably leaned on the running game in this contest, as the Packers' secondary had shown considerable improvement over last season across the first three games. However, with the ground attack working to the tune of 159 combined rushing yards from Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders, the Green Bay defense was kept honest enough to enable Wentz to find occasional success when dropping back. The fourth-year quarterback hit two of his banged-up pass catchers, Alshon Jeffery and Dallas Goedert, for second-quarter touchdown passes, and he subsequently connected with Jordan Howard for a 20-yard scoring toss in the third quarter. Wentz now has multiple touchdown passes in three of the first four games of the season, and although Thursday's yardage tally was his lowest of the campaign, the 26-year-old did remain free of interceptions for the third contest of the season as well. Having played an integral role in the Eagles evening their record at 2-2, Wentz will turn his sights to building up his numbers against the Jets in a Week 5 battle a week from Sunday.
Wentz completed 19 of 36 passes for 259 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Eagles' 27-24 loss to the Lions on Sunday. He also rushed four times for 33 yards.
Wentz ultimately put together a solid fantasy line, but he clearly missed wideouts Alshon Jeffery (calf) and DeSean Jackson (groin) against a feisty Lions defense. The fourth-year quarterback wasn't as sharp as usual overall, completing a season-low 52.8 percent of his throws. Wentz also took three sacks in the narrow loss and misfired deep to rookie J.J. Arcega-Whiteside on fourth down with 49 seconds remaining, an incompletion that sealed the defeat. Wentz and his offensive teammates won't have much time to correct mistakes, as they'll face the Packers in a Week 4 Thursday night tilt in which Wentz once again could be missing both of his aforementioned wideouts.
Wentz (ribs) completed 25 of 43 pass attempts for 231 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in Sunday's 24-20 loss to the Falcons.
Wentz had a lackluster first half, and then was forced to leave the game on the team's final drive in the second quarter after taking a hard shot to the ribs. The 26-year-old was able to return and finish the same drive he started, and was also able to finish out the rest of the contest. Wentz's final stat line looks poor, but it is worth noting that he lost his entire starting receiving corps along with backup tight end Dallas Goedert for most of the game. Assuming the quarterback's rib injury doesn't flare up later this week, expect a much friendlier fantasy matchup against the Lions' defense next Sunday.
Wentz was replaced by Josh McCown late in the first half of Sunday's matchup with the Falcons, Martin Frank of the Delaware News Journal reports. After McCown threw five passes, Wentz was able to return later in the drive.
Wentz went into the blue tent to get checked for a concussion but was able to get back into the game. He also took a shot to the ribs during a first half in which he threw for only 47 yards and two interceptions. The injury-prone quarterback seems to have dodged a bullet here.
Wentz completed 28 of 39 pass attempts with three touchdowns and no interceptions during Sunday's 32-27 win over the Redskins. He also carried three times for six yards.
Wentz started off slowly, but he hit a rhythm and ultimately finished having completed 72 percent of his passes. A large chunk of his production came on a pair of deep touchdown passes to DeSean Jackson, and he was a bit unfortunate not to receive credit for a fourth as his flip pass that resulted in an Alshon Jeffery touchdown was ruled to have behind the line of scrimmage. He also showcased his mobility when extending plays, although that didn't translate into much rushing yardage. All in all it was a strong season debut for Wentz, who was hampered by injuries late last season. He could be involved in a high-scoring affair on the road against the Falcons next Sunday.
Wentz is not in line to play in Thursday's preseason game against the Ravens, Zach Berman of The Athletic reports.
With the Eagles playing is safe with Wentz after all, Cody Kessler is in line to draw the start at QB for the team Thursday. Wentz's next game action will thus likely have to wait until Week 1.
Wentz suited up for Thursday's preseason game against the Ravens, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Per Zach Berman of The Athletic, Wentz also was in uniform for last week's preseason game against the Jaguars, but did not play, so we won't read too much into this. The general expectation is that Wentz will likely be held out Thursday, with an eye toward keeping him healthy for Week 1 in mind.
Wentz did not warm up prior to Thursday's preseason game against the Ravens and is likely to sit as a precaution, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
The Eagles' coaching staff has been discussing holding Wentz out for all of the preseason and it appears that will be the case for the third-year signal-caller as he aims to play his first full season since his rookie campaign back in 2016. Cody Kessler will receive the starting nod in his place Thursday.
Wentz doesn't believe he needs to play in the preseason, noting that the Eagles' high-intensity practices should be enough to prepare him for Week 1, Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com reports. "I'm not real concerned about what preseason brings," Wentz said. "I think it's good, but at the same time I don't think it's necessary, so I really trust that coach [Doug Pederson] will make those decisions."
Pederson hinted at a similar sentiment, noting that his practices at training camp are designed to challenge the players. Wentz has stayed healthy throughout spring and summer, but his recent medical history should push the Eagles toward a cautious approach for the rest of August. Few quarterbacks are working with a superior group of skill-position weapons, and even fewer have an offensive line as talented as Philadelphia's.
Wentz won't play in Thursday's preseason game against the Titans, Dianna Russini of ESPN reports.
This was more or less expected, but the Eagles will want Wentz to get some run before the exhibition slate concludes after he missed action late last season due to a stress fracture in his back. His next chance to do so will be next Thursday in Jacksonville versus former stand-in Nick Foles. In Wentz's absence, Nate Sudfeld will get the starting nod, with Clayton Thorson and Cody Kessler to follow.
Wentz is trending toward a DNP for Thursday's preseason game versus the Titans, Reuben Frank of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
The Eagles aren't necessarily treating Wentz with kid gloves, but coach Doug Pederson understandably is wary of putting the franchise quarterback in harm's way after he suffered season-ending injuries each of the past two years, the most recent one a stress fracture in his back in 2018. "The goal would be to get him as much time as we can under center in these four games, and I don't want him to feel there's any kind of pressure, but there is pressure to perform and just play," Pederson said Tuesday. Assuming Wentz yields QB to Nate Sudfeld and the other reserves Thursday, he'll have two more chances to take the field during exhibition season (Aug. 15 in Jacksonville and Aug. 22 against the Ravens) as he prepares for his fourth pro campaign.
Wentz signed a four-year contract extension with the Eagles on Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Wentz had two years remaining on his rookie contract, so the extension will keep him with Philadelphia through 2024. The young passer has missed eight games the past two seasons, plus both playoff runs, but has lived up to the billing of his No. 2 overall selection in the 2016 draft when healthy. He's at full strength for offseason practices after recovering from a stress fracture in his back.
Head coach Doug Pederson said Tuesday that Wentz (back) will have "no limitations" placed on him during OTAs, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Pederson reiterated that Wentz has already done plenty of offseason work and has proven he doesn't need any restrictions during the voluntary workouts. The fact that Wentz is already being described as a full participant in drills this early in the offseason is a great sign for the quarterback's health heading into training camp. He's under team control through 2020 and could receive a contract extension this summer.
The Eagles exercised the fifth-year option on Wentz's (back) contract, Chris McPherson of the team's official site reports.
Despite tending to injuries in both of the past two seasons, Wentz has reached the 3,000-yard threshold through the air in all three of his campaigns. His fearless nature forced him from the field in 2017 due to a torn ACL and last year as a result of a stress fracture in his back. Fortunately for Wentz, the Eagles allowed Super Bowl LII MVP Nick Foles to walk in free agency this offseason and further committed to the former by locking him into the fifth and final year of his rookie contract. Wentz continues to recover from the back injury but is hopeful he'll be able to participate in OTAs in May.
Wentz (back) is still working his way back to health and hopes to be ready for OTAs in May, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Wentz avoided surgery after missing the final five games (including playoffs) of the 2018 campaign, but it's nonetheless been a slow process to recover from a stress fracture in his back. He's present Monday for the start of the Eagles' voluntary offseason program, with his rehab presumably allowing for some degree of strength and conditioning work. The 26-year-old quarterback is entering the fourth and final season of his rookie contract, though it's only a matter of time before the Eagles exercise the fifth-year option. General manager Howie Roseman has already acknowledged the possibility of Wentz receiving a contract extension this spring or summer. Philadelphia upgraded his supporting cast during the offseason with the additions of wide receiver DeSean Jackson (Achilles) and running back Jordan Howard.
GM Howie Roseman said Monday that he wants to sign Wentz (back) to an extension, Eliot Shorr-Parks of Sports Radio 94 WIP Philadelphia reports. "We have to be realistic about the fact that we have a quarterback we want to pay and we want to extend long term," Roseman relayed. "We want to have a team led by a franchise type of quarterback. We know that we have that in Carson."
Wentz has a few things to sort out before he puts pen to paper on a long-term deal. First and foremost, the team no doubt will exercise the fifth-year option on his rookie contract before the May 2 deadline. Beyond that, Wentz has been going through rehabilitation after missing the final three regular-season games and subsequent playoff run due to a fractured vertebra. Roseman wouldn't touch on Wentz's health, citing "HIPPA laws." However, Roseman added, "We are incredibly optimistic about where we are in that area [with injured players]." Once Wentz's health is revived, he won't have the specter of Nick Foles breathing down his neck and thus will be able to focus on leading an Eagles offense that added wideout DeSean Jackson during the offseason. Coach Doug Pederson hasn't been willing to elaborate on a rehab timeline, but he did say he hopes to have his franchise quarterback ready for OTAs, per Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger.
Eagles general manager Howie Roseman isn't ready to discuss a timeline for Wentz's return from a back injury, Eliot Shorr-Parks of Sports Radio 94 WIP Philadelphia reports.
Held out for the final three games of the regular season as well as two playoff contests, Wentz didn't end up needing surgery for the stress fracture in his back. A report in mid-January suggested he should be ready for the start of the offseason program in mid-April, while fellow quarterback Nick Foles is expected to find a new home before that time. Even if doesn't have full clearance for OTAs and minicamp, Wentz should be 100 percent before the start of training camp in late July.
Wentz (back) is expected to return to full health by the start of the Eagles' offseason program in April, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Once he was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his back, Wentz was shut down for the final three games of the regular season, all of which were Eagles victories at the direction of his replacement Nick Foles. Foles proceeded to lead the team to a wild-card win in Chicago, but the magic wore out during a divisional-round loss at New Orleans. Afterward, coach Doug Pederson committed to Wentz as Philadelphia's starting quarterback moving forward, per Tim McManus of ESPN.com. While the QB situation remains somewhat murky due to Wentz's health and Foles' presence, the latter likely will be resolved before the new league year begins on March 13 as a result of fine print within his contract. Beyond that, the former expects to progress from his current place in a strengthening program to full participant in the team's offseason program.
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